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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Codrington in Barbuda

Earthquake location 18.016S, -61.522WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Codrington in Barbuda. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 15:00:39 / December 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -61.522° West, 18.016° North, depth 2.8 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 2.8 km (2 miles). Unique identifier: pt19353002. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19353002. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:00:39 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Codrington (c. 1 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Antigua and Barbuda (c. 87 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Codrington (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km NE of Codrington, Barbuda.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -61.522° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.016° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km NE of Codrington, Barbuda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-19 15:00:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 15:05:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt19353002 Id of event.
Event Code 19353002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19353002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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